Bloomfield hung tough with Grants the entire game, but costly turnovers deep in Grants territory prevented Bloomfield from scoring more than seven points.

Bloomfield (1-2) led Grants (2-1) 7-6 at halftime, but eventually fell 26-7 after making key mistakes at the wrong time, said Bobcats head coach Bruce Hatch.

"The score wasn't indicative of the game. We were inside the Grants 20-yard line four times and came out with no points," Hatch said. "They returned an interception for a touchdown 95 yards when we ran a screen play and our receiver fell down and couldn't make a tackle. There was only five minutes left in the game and we were only down two scores at that point. It was huge."

Bloomfield's only touchdown came in the first half when Josh Archibeque scored on a three-yard run.

Hatch said he felt the Bobctas played great 99 percent of the game, but it is the last percent Bloomfield needs to clean up to be able to win games come playoff time in 3A.

"It is the third game of the year and we have to cut down on mistakes. We have to get over the hump and figure out how to finish games and drives that we know we can," he said. "We are extremely talented and it is just a matter of buckling down when the time comes and punching it in. The coaches can do a better job to get that fixed, and we will."

Bloomfield returns home in two weeks to face Hope Christian on homecoming night.


With a bye this week, Hatch is excited to get to work on eliminating those mistakes.

"We had great performances on our offensive and defensive lines, so if we can just clean it up we should be fine," Hatch said. "We get better every week and we will be prepared to win in the playoffs."